senate Bill S236

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioner of health to conduct a study of the practice of obstetrical ultrasound procedures for non-medical and non-diagnostic purposes

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Jan 09, 2019 referred to health

S236 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S4972
2017-2018: S106

S236 - Summary

Directs the commissioner of health to conduct a study of the practice of obstetrical ultrasound procedures for non-medical and non-diagnostic purposes.

S236 - Sponsor Memo

S236 - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   236

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT directing the commissioner of health to conduct a  study  of  the
  practice  of  obstetrical  ultrasound  procedures  for non-medical and
  non-diagnostic purposes

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  a.  The  commissioner  of health is directed to conduct a
study of the practice of obstetrical ultrasound procedures for non-medi-
cal and non-diagnostic purposes. Subjects to be studied  shall  include,
but not be limited to, the health impact of prolonged and/or unnecessary
exposure  to  an  ultrasound  machine,  the  proliferation of businesses
offering such services in the state, and the  adequacy  of  the  current
requirements  for  operation and maintenance of ultrasound machines. The
study shall contain any  recommendations  that  the  commissioner  finds
necessary  for  regulatory  or statutory restrictions on the practice of
non-medical and non-diagnostic obstetrical ultrasound procedures.
  b. The commissioner of health shall report, publish and  transmit  his
or her findings to the governor, the speaker of the assembly, the minor-
ity  leader  of  the assembly, the temporary president of the senate and
the minority leader of the senate on or before one year  from  the  date
this act shall take effect.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05428-01-9

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